I am a total green horn so be gentle! I have created a zoom start and end point. When I click on either place marker, a box appears on the screen with the description and "Directions - To Here - From here" I want to eliminate that box. Please tell me how. Thanks
What you have done is to generate simple placemarks; when you click on them the description box opens exactly as you describe. This is completely normal.
It sounds as if you really want to make a "tour" whereby you want the system to take you from one waypoint to the next automatically. If so, see this video This is if you're using Google Earth Pro. If you're using the browser version of Google Earth, then see this video
If that's not what you're after, then let us know what you are trying to achieve and we'll do our best to help you.
What I wanted to accomplish was to have a view in which Washington DC and Pittsburgh were visiable in frame, then have it zoom to a closeup of a location just outside of Pittsburgh. I created a placemark for the desired start point, then another placemark for the desired end point. If I click on one or the other the view moves back and forth, however each time it shows the description box. I want it without the description box. The video demo I watched above, requires manual movement during recording to make a TOUR.
Double click on the attachment to download - if your file associations are correct it will open GE Pro and you should see the folder "Washington to Pittsburgh Tour" in your temporary files folder in the LH side pane. The GE Map should also move to your initial setup showing both Washington DC in the screen lower right and Pittsburgh in the screen upper left
Expand the folder in the LH side pane so you can see the contents. Double click on the "Washington to Pittsburgh Tour" icon (the movie camera), and it should take you from your initial "God" view of both places and smoothly zoom in to the southern outskirts of Pittsburgh.
If this is what you want, I can expand on how it was engineered.
The placemarks aren't really necessary, but they do help to achieve a smooth result.
First open GE and set up the initial picture you want, with both places viewable on screen.
Now, without zooming in or out, add a placemark to your first waypoint, ie the one that doesn't have to be zoomed in - in this case that would be Washington. Label it, then set your icon (in this case I used the default yellow pushpin) and label font sizes. Close the placemark. You have now set up your first waypoint, labelled it and set up your general big picture view and start altitude.
Now focus on your second waypoint, in this case Pittsburgh. Manually zoom in and centre the view on your subject, in my case a largeish building. Now add a second placemark and move it around manually until you're happy that you have the view needed to make your point. Set up and label your placemark as before and close it. You've now created your second waypoint with your zoomed-in view.
Now go to your left hand pane and you'll see under "Temporary Places" the two new placemarks you have created. Double click on the first placemark and it should take you back to your original big picture.
Just above your new placemarks in the left panel, go up to "My Places" add a new folder and give it an appropriate name - I called mine "Washington to Pittsburgh Tour". Now drag and drop your two new placemarks from "Temporary Places" into that new folder.
Make sure you're still seeing your correct big picture showing both placemarks, then click "Add Tour" from the top menubar. You'll see the recording controls appear at the lower left of your screen. Click the record button and leave it to run for as many seconds as you think are needed. The simply double click on your second placemark in the LH pane, and the system will take you on a smooth ballistic trajectory and zoom in to the altitude that you originally decided on when you were setting up your second placemark. Once it has stabilised, then stop recording.
Now for tidiness just drag and drop the newly created tour (movie camera icon) into the same new folder that you put your placemarks in.
The tour is now set up in GE, but if you want to share it or ensure that its permanently safe, then save the whole new folder to your hard drive (right-click on folder > Save Place As). I usually have a folder called Google Earth under "My Documents" to save such stuff. Normally, it's fine to leave it in GE as My Places gets stored in the cloud when you exit GE, but if you have a GE crash and have to download and reinstall the software then you can lose a lot of work. DAMHIKT!
Well, all that looks like a quite an involved procedure, but it's one of those things that take a lot of time to spell out, but only a few seconds and clicks to achieve!
Good luck with your project - let us know if you have any snags.
Last Edit: Apr 28, 2021 12:36:33 GMT by frankmcvey
So following the steps, I get a movie zooming from my start point to my finish point. However I still get the white box with the descriptions. How do I get rid of the white box when I double click my final location during recording. I have included a screen shot showing the white box. I tried adding an attachment with a screen shot.
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